Single Subject Credential - Biological Science
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Single Subject Credential Biological Science Requirements
Math and Science Teacher Education Requirements
The college offers baccalaureate degree programs in mathematics and natural sciences that serve as subject matter preparationprograms leading to the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics and Science. In science, a student can select theSingle Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics.
Students can apply to the credential program after completing 90 or more units as undergraduates. Once accepted, they canbegin to take credential courses simultaneously as they complete their undergraduate degree. For more information, call AgnesTuska (Math Education) at 559.278.2992, or David Andrews or Jaime Arvizu (Science Education) at 559.278.5173.
Faculty expertise spans the range of biology from the molecular to the ecological, with a broad representation of taxonomic specialties. Laboratories in most upper-division majors’ courses are taught by faculty, and individualized student/faculty research participation through independent study is strongly encouraged.
Faculty members have garnered independent research funding from various agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Sea Grant. Faculty and students also participate in collaborative studies on, for example, medical and clinical topics with local physicians and hospitals; agricultural topics with the University of California Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Agricultural Research Service San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center in Fresno/Parlier; ecological and environmental topics with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service and Endangered Species Recovery Program; and science educational topics with regional school districts and state and national credentialing agencies.
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